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Bitter Irony: SSM Lobby Steamrolls Ohio Civil Liberties Bill

Bitter Irony: SSM Lobby Steamrolls Ohio Civil Liberties Bill

[Editors Note: The following was first published as “CCV Action Responds to Withdrawal of Ohio Religious Freedom Bill” on and was re-published with expressed permission of the author.] Yesterday, Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Butler Co) and Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) withdrew Ohio HB 376, the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This was on the heels

How Republicans Should Talk about Women’s Issues

Just when you thought it was safe to sit back and enjoy a short respite from the contrived War on Women, Democrats, including 2014 candidates in Ohio, are warming up the war machine in anticipation of this year’s election and the 2016 presidential campaign. First we have gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald who, after his first

OCR Joins New ‘Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams’ in Cleveland & Columbus

OCR congratulates former state representative Bryan Williams on the first simulcast of Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams in Columbus. The show, formerly The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, had been broadcast exclusively in Cleveland and on  Listeners should tune in, call in, and spread the word about Ohio’s only statewide political news show, airing at 3 p.m.

5 Resources for Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act)

Here are 5 resources from OCR regarding an Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): 1. AUDIO, 2/9/14: OCR Featured Contributor Charles Tassell joined Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams to inform you of the latest activity surrounding an Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act), currently in committee in the state legislature.   2. AUDIO, 12/29/13: OCR Featured Contributor Charles

The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, 2-2-14

  Featured Contributor Paula Westwood, Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, joins Representative Matt Lynch on The Bryan Williams Radio Hour to discuss her recent statement for OCR regarding a Hamilton County court’s decision to halt the closing of a partial-birth abortion center in Sharonville, Ohio. Read her statement and case-related documents, listen, and tell

Common Corruption: What Ohio Can Expect with Common Core

Parents in New York, Arizona, Georgia, and Colorado have something in common with parents in Ohio: they love their children and seek to raise them with a foundation of sound moral values. They want their children to learn timeless truths, and to develop an American ethic of personal responsibility and high achievement, all while retaining

Editors’ Pick: The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, 1-26-14

  An OCR Editors’ favorite, this episode of The Bryan Williams Radio Hour is a content-rich, strategy-minded, distinction-heavy rundown of the GOP’s need to act, during a crucial and narrow window, to reform the United States’ broken immigration system. Featured Contributors Carl Ruby and Tony Corvo join Bryan Williams.  Bryan grounds the article in Carl’s article, “Carpe Diem

Virtual Schools Can Provide Tangible Results for Ohio Students

As any parent can tell you, every child learns differently. Thankfully school choice has empowered millions of students and their parents across the country by allowing them access to a high-quality education. We tend to hear school choice and think about vouchers or charter schools. While these are valuable and integral options for many students

The Fight for Marriage, Part 2: Is There Even An Argument for Traditional Marriage?

Dr. Robert George, Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis argue the following: “What we have come to call the gay marriage debate is not directly about homosexuality, but about marriage.  It is not about whom to marry, but about what marriage is.” The two views can be summarized as: (1) the conjugal view and (2)